The proposed amendments to the GTA Constitution By-Laws have been approved by a vote of 659 YES to 3 NO. A final copy of the updated Bylaws will be made available to members this week. Thank you to everyone who voted and assisted in running the voting process!
GTA Members, voting season for you isn’t done yet!
At our most recent Rep Assembly Meeting, a movement was made to bring the proposed changes to GTA Bylaws to full Membership for a vote. That movement passed unanimously, 20-0. Per the current Bylaws, the vote will take place next Tuesday, November 13, and requires a “Yes” vote from the majority of membership to pass.
A summary of the changes, as well as the full, specific changes, were shared with membership via district email last week. The Elections Committee has already begun work on vote, and absentee ballots for district-wide teachers have been sent out.
If you need an absentee ballot or any other information about this important vote, please contact the GTA Office at 471-5765. We encourage all members to make your voice known and vote on this measure!
Over 50 teachers (Greece and surrounding districts) attended the AFT Student Debt Clinic seminar at the GTA office. Thanks NYSUT and LRSs Brad Crooks and Jason Cooney.
These are the donations from our Greece Schools to support Trevor’s Toes and Tushies. Thank you to everyone who supported this drive, done annually in memory of Trevor George, grandson of our GCSD Board member Frank Oberg.
If you are a GTA member and do not want to pay less for insurance, legal fees, travel, student loan and other financial services, etc., then do not visit the NYSUT Member Benefits Portal.
If you are interested in taking advantage of these resources, we encourage you to see what is available to us by visiting their web page here.
The NYSUT Member Benefits Trust was established in 1983 as a tax-exempt, not-for-profit trust distinct from NYSUT for the purpose of endorsing and monitoring quality, competitive insurance plans and benefit programs. These programs and services are available to NYSUT members. Some are also available to or cover spouses/domestic partners of members, dependent children, dependent parents and grandparents.
Many thanks to our VP of Educational Programs Holly Stetter and Director of the Greece CSD Professional Learning Center Marguerite Dimgba for their work on the latest Professional Times, which can be found here.
With technology evolving constantly, we’re doing the same to keep up with it. We find that our members want our updates to come to them, not for them to have to come here for our updates. So, we’re using this site more as a place to make our general resources available to people. Here you’ll always be able to find the links to our contact and where to buy GTA gear online, Rep Assembly membership and meeting dates- those sorts of things that don’t change too much.
Our mission to reach out to you with news and updates on local GTA news, unionism, and education in general has lead us to use Twitter more and revive our long-dormant Facebook page. We’d love if you followed us on Twitter- you can use the Twitter feed to your right if you’re using a computer, or just click here, and/or Like us on Facebook. We’ll even follow you back! And hey, who doesn’t want more followers?
We hope to see you there- June 15, 3-6 PM, Pelican’s Nest!